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Home Furnishings Industry Conference Adds Partners

Home Furnishings Industry Conference Adds Partners

ROSEVILLE, Calif.–WHFA and NHFA, along with their affiliates, have announced four new industry partners for the 2011 Home Furnishings Industry Conference (HFIC) scheduled for April 30–May 2 at the Westin River Walk in San Antonio, Tex. Aspenhome, FurnitureDealer.net, MicroD and Serta have aligned themselves with this first-of-its-kind industry event that will bring together different knowledge,More »

Miller Named Home Licensing Director at Biltmore

Miller Named Home Licensing Director at Biltmore

ASHEVILLE, N.C.–Biltmore has appointed Donnette Miller as licensing director for home furnishings. In this role, Miller oversees the Biltmore House’s home-furnishings licensing activities and developing new business within the brand. She reports to Tim Rosebrock, vice president and general manager, and Christy Hodgins, director of marketing. She succeeds Elizabeth Ford, who has moved to BiltmoreMore »

ABC News Looking for Home Sources

ABC News Looking for Home Sources

NEW YORK–­ABC News has launched a Made in America project and is looking for companies in the home furnishings industry to participate. The project will see ABC purchase a home and outfit it entirely with goods made in America. ABC News said it started the project to highlight the idea that using goods made inMore »

White to Leave La-Z-Boy

White to Leave La-Z-Boy

MONROE, Mich.–Greg White, senior vice president of sales and merchandising for La-Z-Boy Residential, has resigned, according to the company. White began his career at La-Z-Boy in 1988 in the customer service area and progressed through the company, taking on various positions of increasing responsibility. He was named senior vice president of sales and merchandising inMore »

AICO Recognizes Sales Excellence

AICO Recognizes Sales Excellence

LAS VEGAS–Full-line furniture source AICO/Amini Innovation presented several award categories at its annual Sales Award banquet during the recent Las Vegas Market. Jake Salman, who manages key international sales territories for AICO was named Sales Professional of the Year 2010. “Jake has thrived in his position since joining AICO,” said Chuck Reilly, AICO senior viceMore »

Leggett & Platt Net Falls 11 Percent in Q4

Leggett & Platt Net Falls 11 Percent in Q4

CARTHAGE, Mo.–Fourth quarter net income for Leggett & Platt dropped 11 percent to $31.4 million, as higher raw-materials cost offset a pickup in net sales. The materials costs resulted in a decrease of 447 basis points in gross margin, which finished the quarter (ending on Dec. 31, 2010) at 17.6 percent. Net sales increased 4More »

World Market Center Las Vegas Recognizes Gift+Home Exhibitors for Visual Merchandising

World Market Center Las Vegas Recognizes Gift+Home Exhibitors for Visual Merchandising

LAS VEGAS–Three gift and home decor temporary exhibitors were recognized for Outstanding Achievement in Visual Merchandising at Gift+Home at the recent Las Vegas Market. This was the first-of-its kind awards presentation for the fast-growing gift sector at World Market Center Las Vegas. Lynne’s Whim of Swampscott, Mass., Rustic Ironwerks of Chino Valley, Ariz., and TheMore »

High Point Design Center Seminar Slated

High Point Design Center Seminar Slated

HIGH POINT, N.C.–High Point Design Center is hosting Unity in Design, a three-day event during which more than 50 designer-friendly showrooms will open for business. The event, scheduled for Feb. 9 to 11, offers seminars, a factory tour, a career symposium and the Second-Annual Design Professionals of North Carolina Trade Show. The seminar schedule includesMore »